Fats Domino dies aged 89

He died peacefully surrounded by family

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Fats Domino has died aged 89.

According to reports from New Orleans, his death was confirmed by his daughter, who told TV station WWL-TV he died peacefully surrounded by family at his home.

Antoine ‘Fats’ Domino was born in New Orleans in February 1928.

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In 1949, he teamed up with trumpet player and band leader Dave Bartholomew, who produced and co-wrote Domino’s first record “The Fat Man” that year.

Domino’s career went on to span five decades. Among his most famous works are “Blueberry Hill“, “Ain’t That A Shame” and “I’m Walking To New Orleans“.

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